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NHVR - National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual

There is an agreement that all jurisdictions will commence using the National Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual as a guide in respect to how to conduct a heavy vehicle inspections  from 1 July 2014. The National Heavy Vehicle Law does not mandate the use of the manual for conducting heavy vehicle inspections. However, in a number of jurisdictions they do make specific reference to the manual in their law as the method for conducting heavy vehicle inspections. This varies across jurisdictions and may also be applicable to passenger transport vehicles in these respective jurisdictions were the law makes provision for it.

The NHVR as part of a forward work program is examining the feasibility of a national heavy vehicle inspection regime. It is anticipated that what, how and when heavy vehicle are inspected will form part of that national regime in the future but at what time that may commence is uncertain.

Download the NHVR Heavy Vehicle Inspection Manual

Programmed Vehicle Safety Audit Guidelines

This guide has been developed by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) as a tool for Transport Inspectors and Safety Examiners (Vehicles) to apply consistent principles and practices when performing a Programmed Vehicle Safety Audit in line with National Transport Commission standards for the safe and efficient operation of road transport in Australia. The use of the same criteria throughout Queensland will lead to a more consistent approach in the detection of unsafe vehicles on our roads.

Download the Programmed Vehicle Safety Guidelines

Seat Belts - Vehicle Standards Instruction

It is recognised that inspection and assessment of seatbelts in in-service vehicles is a visual and subjective assessment. However, in the interest of consistency in inspection outcomes, the following instructions should be followed by Transport Inspectors and Approved Persons.

For public passenger transport vehicles subject to programmed inspection, the vehicles are inspected and defects are identified in accordance with the Code of Practice.

Download the Seatbelts Vehicle Standards Instruction Guide

Other useful links: Vehicle Standards Instructions


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